Pitahayas from Vietnam unloaded in Chongqing
Pitahaya fruit from Vietnam unloaded. (Photo provided by the interviewee)
Pitahaya fruit from Vietnam. (Photo provided by the interviewee)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The first cold-chain special train, a Sino-Singapore interconnected land-sea new passage to connect “Belt & Road”, has arrived in Chongqing recently. It unloaded on October 30 at Tuanjiecun Center, of which pitahayas (dragon fruit) from Vietnam first was unloaded, then frozen goods such as boneless beef, shrimp, pigskin were unloaded to circulate in Chongqing and around markets. The citizen's meal is enriched by these goods.
The special train departed from Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port (Fangcheng Port) on the morning of October 26 and arrived in Chongqing after about 50-hour travel, which is the first full cold-chain freight train of Sino-Singapore interconnected land-sea new passage, including 8 BX1K refrigerated containers (pure electric refrigeration) and 17 other containers (oil-electricity mixed refrigeration).
This special train leaves from Guangxi Fangcheng Port with 25 40-foot containers (hereinafter referred to as "container") of cargo, including 16 containers of boneless beef, 2 containers of shrimp, 6 containers of dragon fruit and 1 container of pigskin to sale in Chongqing main urban area and surrounding areas.
"The opening of cold-chain special train is good to increase the categories of foreign trade goods in return trips, to break the imbalance between the downward and upward proportion of foreign trade goods, and to further realize the amount balance of bilateral foreign trade goods in the Sino-Singapore interconnected land-sea new passage. Meanwhile, it is also conducive to introduce the ASEAN cold-chain good like high-quality fruits and aquatic products into the Western market, which can enhance the ASEAN's passion of building the Sino-Singapore interconnected land-sea new passage and accelerate the construction of Chongqing cold-chain logistics distribution center.” The related person in charge said that it will promote the development of cold-chain trade between ASEAN and the Western of China and make new contributions to deepening Sino-ASEAN comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)